Since I am feeling chatty~ this was my weekend in a nutshell.
~ I made two pizzas on Friday night, ham and faux pineapple and pepperoni and we watched two episodes of Gilligan's Island for our family movie night. (We need some more family movie ideas...)
~ I bought tomato plants from an Amish greenhouse. I have about two dozen of our own plants and I had to buy the rest! :-(
~ I weed-whacked around my flower circle after breaking down and finally getting myself a weedwhacker with a bit of saved up laundry money.
~ Two days later, my lovely brother Jonathan brought me one of his that he had been saving for me. (Isn't that just so LIKE me? I have THE WORST TIMING IN THE WORLD!)
~ Matt surprised me with breakfast on Saturday morning.
~ Is there anything more sexy than a man carving hearts into cheese?
~ We planted the asparagus bed. (Hurrah!) There are about 28-30 asparagus crowns in there. I have no idea if that will be too much or not enough...but we'll find out in three years!
~ Picked stones from garden. Lots and lots of stones. Also...a BRICK. (Who knew.)
~ Andrew and I planted about 250 onions. Yellow, red and white varieties.
~We began the summer ritual of feet washing again. Only this year we increased the elegance factor with our own homemade lemon verbena soap!
~ I made ham, broccoli and cheddar pockets and broccoli soup. They were gooooooooood.
~ We visited my niece Samantha at the hospital to see her new little one. Little Baby Lilian Grace is indescribably tiny. She was just 6 pounds, which for ME, is indescribably tiny.
~ My sister happened to go visiting at nearly the same time we did so I got a picture of her too.
~ Now you get to see a real picture of my new rockstar/shaggy dog look.
~I won't lie. Seeing Lilian made me pine for a new wee one even more than I have been...and I HAVE been. A lot.
~ I took pictures at our church for the website I am STILL working on. I am the slowest website maker IN.THE.WORLD.
~ Bath night. Wet towels everywhere. Fresh, clean children everywhere too.
~ Communion bread baking. The smell of freshly ground wheat baking. Delicious.
~ I seasoned a cast iron dutch oven. The smell of burning lard. Disgusting.
~ We met some of my family at a park for Memorial Day. It was swarming with people.
~ I made a huge pot of baked beans, a huckleberry peach crisp (that didn't crisp for some reason) and some lemonade. I intended to bring pickled beets but forgot to grab a few jars.
~ Andrew went off looking for goslings without telling me- so I went looking for him- and then Judah (unbeknownst to everyone) went looking for ME and got LOST. It was a frightening ordeal which became a million times more frightening when I saw lights and a siren. After pacing the park like seven times- seeing lights and a siren makes you want to die inside. Thankfully, he hadn't gotten HIT by a car (my first thought) but had been found by someone and was held safely until we found him. I am so utterly thankful for that woman who knew to keep him with her to keep him safe. I was NOT utterly thankful for the cruel and callous police officer that interrogated me (and incinuated I was a horrible mother) afterward.
~ After that, I didn't feel like picnicking anymore. Like, ever again.
Did you have a happy LOOOOONG weekend?